On Monday, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s long-time personal lawyer and the man who apparently paid porn actress and Trump’s alleged mistress Stormy Daniels $130,000 for no particular reason in 2016, had his office raided by the FBI.
The FBI is said to have seized some documents and records associated with Cohen’s payment to Daniels. The warrant was secured after Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a referral.
As you might imagine, Twitter devoured this news like an ant pile on a cupcake.
I can only imagine Trump’s tweets about the FBI now that they raided his thug Michael Cohen
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) April 9, 2018
I bet Michael Cohen's office contains at least one photoshopped poster of Donald Trump dunking a basketball.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) April 9, 2018
Trump on Thursday: Ask Michael Cohen!
Mueller on Monday: FBI Raids Michael Cohen's office.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) April 9, 2018
u can thank people like Reince and Bannon for helping to block Michael Cohen from entering the senior ranks of the Trump administration, and by thank, I mean curse them to high hell
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) April 9, 2018
you, dumb: tweets NYT Michael Cohen office raid scoop
me, smart: tweets NYT Michael Cohen office raid scoop and adds "says who" joke
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) April 9, 2018
Gonna be a ton of schadenfreude given how Michael Cohen behaves in public…
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) April 9, 2018
"Well, you'll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. And you'll have to ask Michael Cohen." — Donald Trump, last week
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) April 9, 2018
Hey, tough guy….knock, knock. https://t.co/ocsZt4n8kO
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 9, 2018
So given this Cohen raid is an SDNY investigation referred by Mueller, and not a Mueller action, it would appear there is a SECOND criminal investigation into the president's inner circle.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) April 9, 2018
Says who? Says the FBI, that's who https://t.co/11dFOquKcW
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 9, 2018
If I'm Michael Cohen I’m far more concerned about NON- #StormyDaniels reasons for search (signed off on by a judge.) https://t.co/Ovgwc8crk9
— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) April 9, 2018
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels also had his turn poking fun at Trump’s beleaguered personal counsel.
See below and review my comments and predictions last week on CNN and MSNBC. An enormous amount of misplaced faith has been placed on MC's shoulders IMO. If he does not hold up, this could end very very badly for DJT and others. F.B.I. Raids Cohen Offices https://t.co/ijYXxDpiGH
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 9, 2018
But Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera didn’t feel it was a laughing matter for the president, who he believes could be in real jeopardy.
Dramatic #Raid & #SearchWarrant on @MichaelCohen212 office means Feds think there is probable cause that crime(s) have been committed. Bad news for @realDonaldTrump because it’s never good to have your lawyer’s office raided. #NYT says it involves #StormyDaniels payment of hush $
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) April 9, 2018
It probably didn’t help that Trump threw Cohen under the bus last week when he told reporters that they’d have to ask the attorney about the $130,000 payment that had nothing to do with him.
It looks like Mr. Cohen might want to consider auditioning for American Idol because he’s probably going to be doing a lot of singing to Mueller anyway.
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